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Old 08-05-2016, 06:07 PM
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Welcome to the Olympics.

Zika? What's that?

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Old 08-05-2016, 06:20 PM
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Rio 2016: Officials forced to cut their way into Olympic stadium after losing keys to gate

A gate of the Maracana Stadium, the host venue of the Rio Olympics, had to be forced open after organisers reportedly lost the key.

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Old 08-05-2016, 06:26 PM
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LOL

meanwhile the NBA players are staying on a cruise ship



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Old 08-06-2016, 11:34 AM
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The commercial breaks during the opening ceremony were brutal (not that I watched the entire opening... way too long in general, and a "bit PC"

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5 commercial breaks in in first 30 minutes??!! Send some mosquitoes into the NBC booth! #OpeningCeremony
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Old 08-06-2016, 08:54 PM
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Two shot dead at Rio Olympic sites



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Rio police said in a statement that a man was mugging people near the Maracana stadium when he was intercepted by one of the police officers sent from another area of Brazil to Rio as part of the huge reinforcements (AFP Photo/Adrian Dennis)







Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Police shot a mugger near the stadium where the Rio Olympics opening ceremony took place and a woman was killed close to another Olympic site, police said Saturday.
The violence on Friday highlighted the task facing an unprecedented force of 85,000 soldiers and police deployed to secure the Olympics.
Rio police said in a statement that a man was mugging people near the Maracana stadium when he was intercepted by one of the police officers sent from another area of Brazil to Rio as part of the huge reinforcements.
"The man was carrying out assaults when a military police officer... shot him," the statement said.
Hours earlier, an architect was killed while driving by one of the main entrances to the Olympic Boulevard, a redeveloped port area that now hosts the Olympic flame and has become a major tourist attraction.
The woman, 51, was attacked by three armed muggers, police said. She tried to flee and was shot in the head.
The main focus of security is Rio, a city where drug traffickers control large parts of poor neighborhoods.
However, the deployment of troops and police -- double the number used at the 2012 London Games -- also includes the cities of Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, Manaus, Salvador and Sao Paulo, where football matches are being played.
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and a little ironic (to me) that USA's first gold medal was a by a shooter:

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Old 08-08-2016, 12:25 PM
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well, Phelps did his job.

I wonder how many of the winners of this Olympics will be proven to be, uh, not 100% clean?

Not sure what's going on, but when I see someone win an olympic final swimming event by 5 seconds (which is like eternity), it makes me scratch my head.

guess I'm just cynical.

sort of like Big Poppy having an MVP year at the age of 40 or 41.
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Hosszu from hungary is a target

Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu has made her first public response to allegations by Casey Barrett that she is using performance enhancing drugs, despite what he says is “no proof.” Barrett’s piece was posted on SwimmingWorldMagazine.com last week.
At a press conference on Monday, Hosszu read from a statement approved by her attorneys. The same statement was published on the Hungarian Swimming Association’s Facebook page both in Hungarian, and then in English. The full statement from the Facebook page, along with a video of her press conference (in Hungarian), is below.

Hosszu’s statement does not discuss a specific legal action, she closes that she “will continue to focus on swimming and my legal team will have more to say to Swimming World and Mr. Barrett at the appropriate time.”
Throughout her statement, Hosszu denies the use of any “illegal means as an explanation for (her) success.”
Casey Barrett is a 1996 Canadian Olympian. For the last year, Barrett has been writing for a documentary about the East German systematic doping at the 1976 Olympics.
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People being robbed in Rio de Janeiro Downtown


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Ryan Lochte, 3 other US swimmers robbed in Brazil

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U.S. Olympic swimming star Ryan Lochte said he and three other U.S. swimmers were robbed at gunpoint early Sunday morning in Rio de Janeiro by armed men posing as police.
Lochte, 32, told NBC the quartet of swimmers were in a taxi coming home from a party at Club France when the cab pulled over and was accosted by a group of men who flashed a police badge and guns.
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Ryan Lochte was reportedly robbed early Sunday morning. (AP)


U.S. Olympic swimming star Ryan Lochte said he and three other U.S. swimmers were robbed at gunpoint early Sunday morning in Rio de Janeiro by armed men posing as police.
Lochte, 32, told NBC the quartet of swimmers were in a taxi coming home from a party at Club France when the cab pulled over and was accosted by a group of men who flashed a police badge and guns.
This is the story that's going to keep on giving:
http://www.today.com/news/ryan-locht...wouldn-t101973
Ryan Lochte is defending his account of being robbed in Rio, telling TODAY's Matt Lauer he and his fellow swimmers are "victims," despite appearing to change some of the details of his story.
"We wouldn't make this story up," Matt said, quoting Lochte. The two spoke on the phone Wednesday during an on-the-record conversation.




Exclusive: Team GB member held up at gunpoint at Rio Olympics

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meanwhile, back home:

Usain Bolt 'sparks JFK airport shooting scare' as passengers in Terminal 8 celebrate wildly
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Terminal 8 at the Big Apple's busy airport was evacuated last night as reports came in that shots had been fired with eyewitnesses reporting "clapping and banging"
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it does happen folks www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps-3ILw4mAY
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